The Lagos State Government has said it will probe the distribution of petrol as a souvenir at a party in the state.
A video had circulated online where people were seen receiving jerrycans of petrol as souvenirs at a party.
Reacting to the development, Commissioner for Information & Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, in a statement, said that the action is dangerous and can lead to loss of lives and property
The statement reads: “The attention of the Lagos State Government has been drawn to a video showing kegs of petrol being handed out as souvenirs at an event Centre in Lagos. The video has gone viral on social media.
“There is no doubt that this action is dangerous and can lead to loss of lives and property. It is blatantly against all safety measures in such places.
“The Lagos State Government through the Safety Commission is investigating this matter and will ensure that all parties to this reprehensible action are made to account for it.
“The safety of lives and properties of Lagosians and visitors remains a top priority to the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration. We, therefore, advise that actions that can lead to loss of lives and properties be avoided.”